Race for Asia’s Top Research Provider Tightens as Morgan Stanley and Citi Claim Top Honors on Institutional Investor’s All-Asia Research Team Survey
NEW YORK, May 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — As the attractiveness of Asia as an investment market persists and the progressively competitive provider market increases transparency between buy/sell-side relationships, driven in part by the back drop of MiFID II regulations, this year’s All-Asia Research Team survey was met with a 17% increase in voter participation leading to deep, record breaking results.
For a second consecutive year, Morgan Stanley clenched first-place on Institutional Investor‘s exclusive annual team-based ranking of sell-side analysts with 34 positions, while Citi took home first place on the inaugural individual analyst-based ranking with 43 positions.
After leading by three clear positions in 2017, this year was much tighter with UBS only one seat behind Morgan Stanley in second place, and a mere five points separating Bank of America Merrill Lynch in fourth place from Morgan Stanley – suggesting competition is increasing with the drive to secure revenues in a post-MiFID II environment.
On the individual analyst-based leaders table, Citi led with 43 positions with Morgan Stanley trailing behind in second place with 35 positions. Bank of America Merrill Lynch and UBS tied in a very close third place with 34 positions apiece. Credit Suisse secured fifth place, earning 25 positions and rounding out this year’s top 5 winners circle.
“Asia’s role as the engine room of global economic growth persists,” said Cara Eio Head of Research, Asia. “As does the competition to deliver the best overall research product for investors to support their investment decisions. This competition and diversity of research offering and providers is healthy for investors, corporates and markets alike.”
The 2018 All-Asia Research Team reflects the opinions of more than 4,703 portfolio managers and analysts at 1,381 institutions that collectively manage an estimated $1.9 trillion in Asian equities.
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